Kids are the least of our worries.*
Seriously. If that sounds blasphemous in a book for concerned parents and educators (and anyone, really, who worries about “kids these days”), then I am so glad you’re here. If you own a kid, work with a kid, or love a kid, you will find something inspiring in these pages. Dare I say game-changing.
These words were born from the hundreds of stories of kids, their families, and their support systems I was lucky to meet as I worked across Canada and the USA. Regardless of who I met or where I met them, the message was always the same: our kids are okay ONLY if those of us holding them are okay.
During the developmental years, schools—and educators—are the most significant connection point to most every child on this continent. But are the educators okay? I believe that most of the great educators want to make a difference. Many tell me, however, that they are finding it more and more difficult “these days” to love what they do. I think it’s time we did a better job of looking after them. First. Plain and simple.
This book is for the educators: our teachers, bus drivers, administrators, educational assistants, librarians, administrative assistants, and custodians. And anyone who leads, loves, and supports them. If that’s you, I am so grateful you are here. Read on. xo
*from the book cover.
We just scored our latest swag for the shop in a collaboration with Prairie Chick Prints: mugs! I am a huge collector of fun coffee mugs and I fell in love when I saw her work. We have three swear-y options and I love them: I Like Pretty Things; O, For Fox' Sakes; and I'm Mostly Peace, Love, and Happiness... Get them while they last!
We are so friggen excited to reveal our collaborative magic. The amazing and talented Lisa G of @countrysophisticate has been working with our team for months on our first-ever Dr. Jody swag collection. Every piece is limited edition and hand crafted in Alberta.